Friday, 27 June 2008

iPhone wondering

With the possibility of an iPhone creping closer I thought it sane to check out what this baby cant do (there is alot of course despite all the neato things it can).

Video: I thought the lack of video recording could be a real bummer, but it seems that 3rd parties are coming to the rescue like iPhoneVideoRecorder.
Flash: The rumours around full flash support have been around since the inception of the iPhone and since Steve Jobs didnt trumpet that in the WWDC keynote, I am assuming it isnt there. But Adobe have got a player working in the virtual device which is promising.
Camera: Having just a single 2 megapixel camera on the back is a limitation that no SDKwork will overcome. I am not sure how adaptable the connector might be for adding peripherals. Without the autofocus and better res the camera isnt at the quality of the rest of the device. Plus how can we do videocall/conference stuff without a frontside camera?? Plus not being able to handle MMS images seems silly for interop with other peoples phones.
Storage: 16GB is a good start for sure, but it is such a nice multi-media device that 60+ would be far more usable esp when we start loading it up with 3D models and video capture.
Copy'n'paste: this is one that people are asking for, not having used the first release I cant say how handy this might be - but it is very handy everywhere else :-)
Tasks: the integration with outlook and MobileMe looks great, tasks seem to be off the radar though which would be nice - maybe just using flagged emails will work...

This isnt a list of gripes, the phone is remarkable. It is more expectation management for me - not expecting it to be a tricorder as well. I am particularly excited to see what people armed with the SDK can deliver for us all.

[iphone beauty from the Apple site]


oh and Aussie FOOF make a horde of cases for it (and other things)...

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